Our student success director had a brilliant idea: get staff and faculty to talk about their failures and how they dealt with them (in a well-crafted 2-minute video). As it so happens, I keep my diplomas framed behind a wall of framed rejection letters (as you can see in the video). Every once in a … Continue reading Video deposition: 1 of my many failures
Even when distractions are controlled for, laptop use might impair performance by affecting the manner and quality of in-class note taking.1 By The Rev. Dr. Dru Johnson When studied side-by-side, computer note taking is clearly inferior to handwritten class notes. For most of us, that’s really all we need to know. But for some of us, we … Continue reading
We’re at the “galleys stage”, which means I have to read the whole thing closely (for the fifth time) to make sure everything is as it should be. But it’s nice to see how the print actually looks on the page after writing and re-writing a word document so many times. I originally suggested that the … Continue reading It’s all coming together . . .
The Universal Story: Genesis 1–11 (26–27) “Jesus reminds them that the Sabbath stems from creation, which means that it’s for us, our animals, and our servants. In other words, he reminds the leaders of how the Sabbath structures our lives, but also breathes life into our social and political structures. Failure to see both sides … Continue reading Regarding the politics of Sabbath . . .
If there’s ever an appropriate time to curse, it’s in the moment captured in the opening scene of the television show Up All Night. As two new parents gawk and hover over their first-born in her crib, they cannot help but to use expletives to express their awe: “She’s so ####-ing beautiful.” Mom and Dad chastise … Continue reading The Postpartum Transformation